On This Day

January 6, 1926 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dick Rathmann, American auto racer (first Indy pole-sitter to complete no laps), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer, born in Berrocal, Spain (d. 2003)
  • Pat Flaherty, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1956), born in Glendale, California (d. 2002)
  • Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)